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Old 9th February 2009, 23:22   #1
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Today my dream came true. I had been looking for a contessa for some time now but all the cars that i saw were converted to diesel or the papers were incomplete. with each passing day my patience was running out and my family member were thinking that i had lost it

now coming back to the 08/02/09 yesterday i again went looking for a contessa. i came to know of car with a elderly man who at one time was a GM in a company.

I went to his place and the car was standing in the driveway with dust all over it. One look and i told my driver that i wanted this car no matter what the price was. we went talk to the owner and a deal was done

the car is all original each and every thing is working and the most shocking part is that the car only did 11005 KM documented TILL DATE and spare Tyre is dated JAN 96

Took the delivery of the car today morning,the old man even washed the car before i delivery

the only amount i spent on the car is rs 650\- for changing the door handles

BTW i named my conti MINNI

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Old 9th February 2009, 23:25   #2
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Congrats Manik..
So planning to fully restore it?
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wooow!! that car looks super neat man
a great find. looks like minimal rust only. shouldnt be tough to work on her. all the best for this project!
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Super Stuff! Congrats!!!

So what mods are planned for the Contessa ?
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Congrats! What all are you planning on getting done?
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Congrats Manik. American Muscle eh

How about V8 Conti vs Turbo Alto ? or fun run on the highway. From Chandigarh to Delhi. ICE it in Delhi and we will make sure you spend 10 times the cost of the car

And i seriously hope you change your driving style or take some PROFESSIONAL driving lessons! I don't want you giving free rides to people on long conti bonnet hehe

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congrats Manik, have fun restoring it, hope now you'll drive more responsibly, Take care.
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Damn.
I really love the Contessa.
Amazing Buy.
Can we have some pics of the interiors too.
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Congrats. Does square headlight mean 88 bhp version. Later ones came with less power. I'd get the quad lights with the newer grill.
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Anyone know which year was the Contessa discontinued? I remember driving it for the first time when it was launched with the Isuzu engine. Man, it was a rocket ship back then.
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NICE. I cant hardly wait to see the before and after of the car.
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Old 10th February 2009, 07:32   #12
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Congrats Manik..
So planning to fully restore it?
thanks bro
i was am planning to restore her mechanically
the exterior is all ok

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wooow!! that car looks super neat man
a great find. looks like minimal rust only. shouldnt be tough to work on her. all the best for this project!
thanks bro Yup the car has no rust at all its a super clean car

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Super Stuff! Congrats!!!

So what mods are planned for the Contessa ?
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Congrats! What all are you planning on getting done?
Thanks Fountainheader & Nitin Nothing much right now going to her in proper shape
but after that i will upgrade her wheels and then a I6 or V8 motor will go in



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Congrats Manik. American Muscle eh

How about V8 Conti vs Turbo Alto ? or fun run on the highway. From Chandigarh to Delhi. ICE it in Delhi and we will make sure you spend 10 times the cost of the car

And i seriously hope you change your driving style or take some PROFESSIONAL driving lessons! I don't want you giving free rides to people on long conti bonnet hehe
nana bhai its a vauxhall victor so i think german muscle

i have to convince my uncle to get me a V8 after that pakka bro and no free rides on my bonnet.

and remember you have to ICE her also

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congrats Manik, have fun restoring it, hope now you'll drive more responsibly, Take care.
Thanks bro and will keep that in mind

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Damn.
I really love the Contessa.
Amazing Buy.
Can we have some pics of the interiors too.
Thanks bro and sure will upload more pics in the evening

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Congrats. Does square headlight mean 88 bhp version. Later ones came with less power. I'd get the quad lights with the newer grill.
Thanks bro Yup she is 88 bhp and the engine is silky smooth and the roar is just to die for

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Anyone know which year was the Contessa discontinued? I remember driving it for the first time when it was launched with the Isuzu engine. Man, it was a rocket ship back then.
Contessa was discountinued in the year 2002
It still is a rocket ship i can bet it can take on OHC even

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NICE. I cant hardly wait to see the before and after of the car.
Same here bro just cannt wait to get the work started
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Old 10th February 2009, 08:26   #13
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Congrats.The car looks in mint condition..To be honest I envy you.When we were in school I do remember ,this was the most talked car and would peek inside thro the windows just to glimse the interiors.oh those days!
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congrats on your purchase.you are very lucky to find such a car.

enjoy
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nana bhai its a vauxhall victor so i think german muscle
Also called the Holden Torana in Australia.
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It still is a rocket ship i can bet it can take on OHC even
Not really. Old generation engine, 0-60km/h in 7 secs, max 145km/h (150 down a slope).

Anyway, congratulations. The car looks neat and decently maintained. The body fittings are original. The door mirrors are aftermarket. Drive it around for a while. Get used to it before planing any modification. Try to get the quad headlights. They provide much better illumination.
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